The Up and Comers: Sameer Nair

Meet Sameer Nair of Kolter Hospitality, an honoree in the hospitality category of the 2020 Up and Comer Awardsan honoree in the financial services category of the 2020 Up and Comer Awards

SFBW’s Up & Comer Awards honors young professionals who have achieved excellence in their careers, shown a commitment to their community and demonstrated leadership. To learn more about this year’s event, taking place Oct. 14, click here.


As Vice President of Hotel Acquisitions, Sameer is responsible for growing Kolter Hospitality’s hotel portfolio by leading deal acquisition efforts such as sourcing, negotiating and executing of transactions, underwriting, and capital structuring. Sameer brings more than nine years of real estate experience to his role, including acquisitions, asset management, development, and special servicing. In a previous position as VP of Hotel Investments, Sameer completed $120 million in transactions across Marriott, Hilton, and Intercontinental Hotels Group franchised hotels. He was responsible for all deal deliverables from identification of target assets to conducting the closings. Sameer is a graduate of The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Favorite quote: “It is not what is given to you in life, but what you make with what you’re given.”

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